Book of Condolence opens following London attack

City Library Newcastle
City Library Newcastle

A Book of Condolence has opened at the City Library in Newcastle following the terror attack in London on Saturday evening.

Members of the public are invited to sign the book as a mark of respect and to show their support to the victims and families of those affected.

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council said: “As we did with the victims of the recent attack in Manchester, Newcastle again stands together, shoulder-to-shoulder with the victims and the families of this terrible attack in London.

“It is heart-breaking that we have to show this strength and solidarity again in such a short period of time, but the fact that we are should make our resolve even stronger.

“As a city we are again grieving, but we do this together. Such terrible actions won’t divide our communities and they won’t stop us from enjoying our freedoms. I reiterate what I said a couple of weeks ago; evil will never triumph.

“Everyone must remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police. It is becoming more apparent that we have to work together to defeat the terrorists”.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Linda Wright, added: “It is with a heavy heart that we are again praying for the victims and families of those affected by this atrocity.

“Everyone in London should know they are in the thoughts of the people of Newcastle, and we stand with them in their time of need”.

The Book of Condolence can be found on Level 1, near to the John Dobson entrance during normal opening times: Monday to Thursday - 10.00am to 7.00pm, Friday - 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday - 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday - 11.00am to 4.00pm.

People can also lay floral tributes at the Monument as a mark of respect to those affected. Flags are being flown at half-mast at Newcastle Civic Centre.